ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS OF WHY OBAMA WON THE ELECTION
--From a teacher in the Nashville area.
"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.'
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year...
The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest.
I decided we would have an election for a class president.
We would choose our nominees.
They would make a campaign speech, and the class would vote.
To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.
We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie, and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections.
Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage, because he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia's mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.
Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.
Everyone applauded, and he sat down.
Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.
Her speech was concise.
She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."
She sat down.
The class went wild.
"Yes!... Yes!...We want ice cream."
She surely would say more, But she did not have to.
A discussion followed.
How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?
Olivia wasn't sure.
But no one pursued that question.
They took her at her word.
Would her parents buy it, or would the class pay for it....Olivia didn't know.
The class really didn't care.
All they were thinking about was ice cream....Jamie was forgotten..
Olivia won by a landslide.
Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth,
he offered ice cream, and 51.4 % of the people reacted like nine year olds.
They want ice cream.
The other 48.6% percent know they're going to have to feed the cow, and clean up the mess.
"This is the ice cream Obama promised us !"
Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone,
that they have not first, taken away from someone else.
Did you vote for the ice cream?
THAT, MY FRIEND, IS HOW OBAMA GOT ELECTED !
Anita, that is exactly what happened. He promised change and no one bothered to ask him what that change was to be; what that change would affect, how that change would be paid for; no one bothered to ask if that was the change they really wanted for the U.S. So, they jumped on the wagon, bought into the "change" and now look where we are; and in this, he did follow through with his promise, didn't he? He changed the National debt by trillions, he changed our job market by ignoring the signs and not taking appropriate action to slow or reverse the outcome; he changed out health care with a system that will cost the taxpayers more money and does not help those that most needed the benefit it was to provide. On and on we go, down the line of change we go; and who do we thank? Those that voted for change and didn't bother to question what that change was to be.
So are you all ready for his next promises of change? I'm sure, knowing how well he speaks, and all con men are very adept at this; he will come up on the stage and do a soft step dance, maybe sing a little tune, and say Hi everyone. I know I let you down TERRIBLY over this past 3 1/2 years. And for that I really apologize. But it hasn't been easy trying to clean up the BIG MESS that George Bush left me with. I promised you change, and I just didn't realize at the beginning, what I was getting myself into with WHAT WAS LEFT FOR ME TO CLEAN UP. But after reviewing it thoroughly, I've realized that I am now on the right track and I will be able to keep my word to you fully, for that change that I promised you, if you will only BEAR WITH ME for one more term. If I am unable to finish up during this next term, I will just wallk away peacefully, and you can vote in whomever you choose. Now is that a deal???? Than the music will come back and he'll do another little two stepper and walk off the stage and say to Joe Biden "Those Dumb Suckers Look Like They Believed Every Last Word That I Said. Now give me a cigarette please.
And that is what Obama will try, I'm sure.
And as simple as the cow and the ice cream lesson may have sounded, it certainly comes awfully close to the actual happening doesn't it. Thanks Ani.